Recreational Weed Reduces Demand for Codeine Says New Study – Another Win for Cannabis vs. Opioids

In one of the latest studies, data shows that recreational cannabis laws have been linked to a reduced demand for codeine. The study, which was published in the journal, Health Economics, was conducted by researchers associated with New York’s Cornell University together with the George Mason University in Virginia. They sought to understand how recreational cannabis laws affected, if any, the distribution of opioids to pharmacies and hospitals.